Issue Date: March 26, 2012
26, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued six new stamps featuring Inuits. Today's Inuits live in towns, wear modern clothes, eat store-bought foods, and ride in airplanes and
snowmobiles instead of dogsleds, but the Inuit community of yesterday encompassed a way of life separate from the rest of the world. In those days, Inuits of different regions divided into
colonies that may have included from one family up to several hundred people. In winter, several of these colonies joined together to hunt seals in northern Canada, but as spring approached they
again split up. They donned ivory goggles with tiny visual slits to protect against snowblindness. With heavy packs, the people wandered on foot seeking a home where the fish and game were
plentiful. Through their inventions,the Inuit achieved a comfort and speed in mobility which is still present today.
TECHNICAL DATA Issue: InuitsFace Value: 6 x
.45¢ Issue Date: March 26, 2012 Issue Place: Majuro Original Artwork: Tom McNeelyPrinting Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed
paper < li>Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Horzontal Stamps Per Sheet: 12Designs per Sheet: 6 Overall Sheet Size: 144 mm x 148mm Size of
Stamps: 40mm x 31mm Issue Number: C347 Stamp Numbers:
(6-1) Inuits in Igloo
(6-2) Inuit Crafts
(6-3) Inuit Drummers and Dancers
(6-4) Inuit Fishing
(6-5) Inuit Family in
(6-6) Inuit Hunting
Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2012 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp
| US$ || 2.70 || Inuits || US$ || .45 || Inuits in Igloo || US$ || .45 || Inuit
Crafts || US$ || .45 || Inuit Drummers and Dancers || US$ || .45 || Inuit Fishing || US$ || .45 || Inuit
Family in Skin Tent || US$ || .45 || Inuit Hunting |
Available for you to Order
Item Description || Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| US$ Price |
|Se-tenant Block of 6 ||None
|| $4.19 |
|Full Sheet of 12 ||None ||4670272 ||
|| $8.37 |
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